Road Kings Car Club celebrates its 60th anniversary with a roar of engines at the 23rd annual Picnic in the Park and Charity Car Show on June 10 at Johnny Carson Park. The sparks will fly during the Cracklefest as drag racing top fuel cars light up one after the other.
By Joyce Rudolph
Get ready to sample the excitement of drag racing when the Burbank Road Kings Car Club celebrates its 60th anniversary during the 23rd annual Picnic in the Park and Charity Car Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 10 at Johnny Carson Park, 400 Bob Hope Drive.
Throughout the day, owners will be firing up their nostalgic drag racing top fuel cars during the Cracklefest.
“It’s an incredible display,” said publicity chairman Don Baldaseroni. “You will see and feel the thunder when the cars light up, one after another.”
Special guests attending are drag racing legends Tommy Ivo and Don Prudhomme and recent NHRA Funny Car winner Jack Beckman.
Gino Gaudio will kick off the festivities at 9:30 a.m. singing the national anthem and a Boy Scout colorguard will present the colors. Mayor Dave Golonski will give the official welcome.
Proceeds go to charities such as high school auto shop scholarships, Boys & Girls Club and the Burbank Police and Fire Museum.
Spectators and car entries are free, with donations appreciated. Car placement begins at 7 a.m. Breakfast is served from 7 to 10:30 a.m. with lunch beginning at 10:30 a.m. Menu includes hamburgers, hotdogs, fries and drinks.
There will be 800 hot rods, modifies and factory stock on display.
Trophies will be awarded to the top cars in 15 categories as well as several special awards. Other activities include a 50/50 drawing, silent auction and more than 40 vendors.
For information, call (818) 842-KING, or visit www.burbankroadkings.com.